Considering Twitter has yet to make a profit, I'm not so sure your first impression was wrong.
Oh, so we just have to stop refining our food, and we will be able to enjoy the long lifespans the developing world experiences?
You have must have a very different definition of "a limited amount of data" than I do. Either that or you're not aware how much data the LHC generates.
.... tried to change the wording after hitting submit, but only got half-way through. Has hell frozen over yet? I'm still waiting for an edit button.
I'll refer you to James Flynn explain it: http://www.ted.com/talks/james_flynn_why_our_iq_levels_are_higher_than_our_grandparents.html
Inflation has been very low (and even negative at times) post the global financial crisis. Without some form of government intervention, it would have stayed negative, too, because deleveraging would have continued. However, with quantitative easing forcing short-term interest rates to the zero lower bound, private debt has started increasing again. And increasing private debt means increasing consumer spending.
And yet induction continues to be used to generate every single scientific hypothesis, theory and law.
A hydrogen bomb *is* a neutron bomb.
And therefor they must always be wrong in the future?
During the last ice age the world-wide population of Homo sapiens dropped down to a few thousand. We are desperately dependent on a stable climate for our survival.
I love how when anti-global warming types point at a big snow storm or what-have-you and say 'look, global warming can't be real!' and the pro-global warming crowd points out, rightly, 'weather isn't climate'
Weather isn't climate.
You keep calling it "global warming" but the term of science presently in use is "climate change". Carbon emissions into the atmosphere, among other heat-trapping pollutants, are causing a slow oscillating rise to the global temperature and this change is causing weather patterns to shift, which shifting patterns includes storms that are more severe, including hurricanes, blizzards, typhoons, and droughts.
In other words, the scientists and the science-informed know quite well the difference between climate and weather and these people don't talk about "global warming" as the symptom of heat-trapping pollutants. They talk about climate change which covers severe snow storms as well as blistering droughts.
Yeah, luckily the Norse religion died out ages ago, or else we'd have everyone launching nukes, trying to secure their place in Valhalla.
Also, even at 10mph, looking at a map while you're moving isn't a very bright move. When I was learning the bike route to get to work, I would stop to check maps. Not sure why people can't do that... seems a perfectly sane way to navigate on a bike.
Checking maps while cycling is inadvisable at best. You're right to consult a map while pulled over. Perfect.
But even checking a map is unnecessary and brings me to the point that this article is really pretty silly. I'm not normally one to complain about Slashvertisements (first time I've even used that word) but this is definitely a time to complain about it because SMARTPHONES
Both Android and iOS have Google Maps which delivers turn-by-turn directions for bicycles. I have a bluetooth speaker built expressly for cycling (Boombotix, you can search for it, but there are other) so when I am somewhere I don't know and which does not have a gird-based layout, I let Google Maps on my smartphone give me audible turn-by-turn directions.
The sound sometimes is not perfect and I might mishear a direction or two, but it's not much more difficult than using turn-by-turn in an automobile.
This front page story is really trying hard to make a problem when an 80% solution already exists.
I am not a particle physicist, but there are plenty of posited models that differ from the standard model at high energies. My understanding is that the higher energy we get, the closer we get to gravitational effects being important. Even before then, we might see something new.
Personally, I do think this level of research is starting to reach the edge of cost effective, but split between many countries the cost isn't that bad.
Obvious troll, but I'll bite.
What weapons of mass destruction?
Where's the soma?
Although I guess you could argue salvia is basically soma, but it's now illegal in (I'm pretty sure) every state. I'm still confused why alcohol and tobacco have been excused from the morality legislation. I guess they just got the lucky break of being the state approved soma.